Sunday, May 01, 2016
Was like Wild Kingdom here in Fargo!
Suddenly there was a life and death chase going on outside my window. A little bird (sparrow?) was darting back and forth underneath my patio chairs--in and out low to the ground--followed by a big bird (hawk?) desperately trying to capture it. The hawk even banged into the window, too. I got up to stand in the window so that the hawk got scared and backed off--but it wouldn't fly away. The little sparrow was totally exhausted and flat on the ground. I wasn't sure if it had been injured by the hawk or banging into the window. Four times I scared the hawk off a ways, but it wouldn't give up. I was hoping to give the sparrow a chance to catch its breath and that maybe the hawk would give up...
...but it was determined.
I started a video and it's shaky--sorry. I am no wildlife photographer. In fact, I don't know how they do it! When the hawk flew over the one time I ducked--ROFL! But here's the rest of the story.
Circle of life, eh?
And where was Miss Karma during this entire dramatic encounter--birds hitting the window, me talking to them and then talking to myself...and even opening the patio door?? Sleeping under a towel on her memory foam mattress. Heaven forbid we disturb her all-afternoon nap--LOL! She missed the entire thing--and slept another couple hours. That's the life, eh?
We've had some beautiful but chilly days.
The jackrabbits come by almost every day in the late afternoon/early evening. Except when there are a lot of people walking and riding bicycles on the pathway. So with the nicer weather trying to arrive, may be seeing less of the rabbits.
Karma spends her mornings in the sunshine, though.
Whether the door is open or shut...
...she needs her basking time.
Yesterday McFamily came for a visit. Leah showed me how to connect and disconnect the 92 Paseo to the charger (you know how it won't keep a charge) and I took notes and drew diagrams. (Not technically or mechanically inclined.) This weekend is the any kind of trash by the curb weekend where you can get rid of furniture, broken appliances, whatever. But I already had purged before I moved and would rather give away the things I don't need on freecycle.
But that means, now that it is getting nicer out, that I need to get out to the garage and sort and make a list for freecycle ads because Dagan and Leah would like to store some big stuff for ValleyCon again in my garage like they did years ago. I have plenty of room out there, but need to get out what I can before I can't reach the give-away stuff, you know? So I am going to need some help sorting, I guess.
I haven't had a video of Ian for some time. Caught Ian and Daddy playing.
This video cut off just like the Hawk and Sparrow one did. Luckily for me, not in a bad spot. My cell phone said it was full? Leah checked it out and I had no idea that every picture and video I have ever taken on the cell phone were all still IN the cell phone--LOL! I thought since they went to Dropbox they weren't in the phone anymore. Told you--not technically inclined. Geez! But that is all fixed now. Thanks, Leah! And thanks Dagan and Leah for buying Applebees for dinner! Dagan ran over to do the curbside thing. How fancy!
I have been taking the additional vitamins and drinking Gatorade and eating bananas--and since Thursday have felt better than I have in a month! Just to feel more alert and to have the energy to run after Ian for giggles and to clear away the dishes and wipe down the table and countertops after dinner--whoohoo!! Yup! That is how bad it's been. But in the last couple of days I've been able to work on the monthly bills, my grocery list, and the bullet journal for May and it didn't feel like climbing Mt. Everest! Hurray! Things are really looking up. :)
Have a superlative week and hope to chat again soon. :):)
"When the bridge is gone, the narrowest plank becomes precious."